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that underscores the economic challenges that lie ahead. >> speaking this morning in the rose garden , mr. obama pointed out there are hopeful signs amid the economic gloom, like the fact that the economy grew by 3.5% in the third quarter of this year. >> but history tells us that job growth always lags behind economic growth, which is why we have to continue to pursue measures that will create new jobs, although it will take time, and it will take patience, i am confident that our economy will recover. i'm confident that we're moving in the right direction. >> republicans are not so confident. house majority leader john boehner insists the president's economic policies are not getting the job done when it comes to creating jobs. >> today's report is just another reminder that american families and small businesses are still struggling as the white house response continues to fall short. >> still a sore point with republicans, this obama administration draft that was widely circulated last january predicting that unemployment would be held to 8% if congress would only pass the $787 billion stimu
'm bret baier. president obama had oklahoma city. president george w. bush had 9/11. today president barack obama had his first opportunity to comfort the nation after a mass murder. the president spoke at a memorial for the 13 victims of last week's shootings at fort hood. senior white house correspondent major garrett has the story. >> we call to mind those whom we honor in this sacred time and space, juanita, michael, john, fran francesca, jason, amy, debardo aaron, russell, cam and frederick r >> fort hood is no stranger to paying respects to the fallen t has lost 545 in iraq and afghanistan, but noaft post expected this -- but no post expected this. >> our hearts and prayers go out to the families who have mourned the loss of this terrible tragedy. no words can fully address your grief and sadness. >> the silence that led to the deaths of these 13 americans and woundings of dozens of others was unimaginable. it was a kick in the gut. >> president obama called the massacre incomprehencible. >> your loved ones endure through the life of our nation. every evening that the sun sets
.c. against obama care. we will take you there and have analysis. >> throw out this bill. >> congressman rangel, the house ethics committee, as you point out, has been investigating since september your failure to pay taxes. >> you can tell the story over and over again, but it has no bearing, and it has no facts. bill: currently under investigation, is there a racial angle to this? al sharpton on that. >> why would you do that to a 4- year-old boy? why which you do that to this 4- year-old boy, sir -- why would you? bill: fy with the state still do this with child predators -- and why would the state still do this with chalk predators? -- with child predators? caution, you are about to enter the no spin zone. "the factor" begins right now. [captioning made possible by fox news channel] captioned by the national captioning institute bill: hi, i am bill o'reilly. thank you for watching us tonight. the massacre at fort hood is our top story tonight, and we will update you as it is demanded. this man, major malik nadal hasan shot over 40 people, 11 dead. he used to work a
. >> are we beginning to see the outlines though of an obama strategy? >> we are and trying to piece it together it's hard to come up with sort of specific numbers, but what we are seeing is that this is more likely to be a process, wolf, than the president coming out and saying we're going to do "x" number of troops, but what he's going to do is set benchmarks or targets for afghanistan and pakistan to meet. in other words, in afghanistan, you've got to -- you've got to be more independent, set up your troops, get rid of corruption. pakistan, start targeting al qaeda, start targeting militants. the big question, wolf, we don't know if they don't meet those benchmarks what do we do then? what's our stick, you know, because we're there for us, we're not there for them. >> it also looks like the administration is beginning to rethink the entire strategy in dealing with the recently re-elected hamid karzai? >> yeah. i spoke with one administration source who said to me let's just call it a recalibration because obviously this is an administration that's been very disappointed in karzai,
warriors including bill: impact segment tonight, still no decision from president obama over whether to send more troops to afghanistan as requested. the mother of soldier killed in afghanistan is fed up. >> i pray for the leaders every day that they are guided to make good decisions. this is to the president of the united states. it is time, it is time to make a decision. bill: today we learn the u.s. ambassador to afghanistan doesn't want more troops. so chaos reigns. joining us now from washington former ambassador to the u.n. and author of the book the prosperity agenda. here in the k.t. mcfarland defense official in the reagan administration. you can debate policy. i sympathize because it is a very complicated situation. he doesn't want to get into another vietnam or even another iraq in the early stages. however, however, now you have abject chaos. the ambassador pitted against the top general in the field. these guys talk every day. >> sure. bill: one is saying we need them. the other guy is saying don't send them. this is bad. >> it's not just. this remember, mcchrystal was t
people urgently need. sean: one person is a president obama screwed up. and remember this? you will not believe who leaked details of john edwards' $400 haircut. and get ready for a republican resurgence in 2010. all of that plus michelle malkin and the great american panel. sean: one democratic senator is going after president obama about health care. he said that driving down health-care costs should have been a part of the debate. do not go anywhere. anyone can prove they're strong once. the real question is can they prove it again and again. ♪ at northwestern mutual, we've answered that question compellingly... for over 150 years. northwestern mutual. consistency counts. put our strength to work for you. learn how at sean: and we continue now with more on the horror of fort hood. there were red flags in the year leading up to the attack, but, unfortunately, those red flags were not enough to stop it. joining us is the author of "culture of corruption," michelle malkin. welcome back. >> thanks a lot, sean. sean: you wrote a pretty hard hitting artic
of them attended the service today but eight are still in intensive care. president obama said this. >> it may be hard to comprehend the twisted logic that led to this tragedy. but this much we do know. no faith just fice these murderous -- justifies these murderous and craven acts. no just and loving god looks upon them with favor. for what he has done, we know that the killer will be met with justice in this world and the next. bill: i think that was well said. as we reported yesterday, the assassin hasan was known to the army as a terrorist sympathizer. so now an investigation will take place to find out why the man was not discharged. apparently hasan had emailed a recruiter for al qaeda in yemen as many as 20 times. "the washington post" reports the f.b.i. did not believe that action warranted an investigation but apparently the information was passed along to the army. for some reason the media continues to have trouble with the muslim terror angle to this story. >> apparently tried to contact al qaeda. is the that the point at which you say this guy's dangerous? that's not a
york. as the obama administration moves toward closing guantanamo. even after the president narrows and expands his choices on afghanistan. >> i think that we are indeed nearing a decision on this very important topic. gwen: a decision shadowed by the sacrifice of the war's veterans. and of the victims at fort hood. >> fort hood has gotten its breath back. and we continue to move forward. gwen: meanwhile, congress leaves town with another explosive issue on its health care plate. abortion. >> i expect the bill that will be brought it the floor will ensure that no federal funding for abortion. gwen: what are democrats willing to give up to get a health care bill passed? covering the week, pete williams of nbc news. peter baker of "the new york times." tom gjelten of national public radio. and naftali bendavid of "the wall street journal." >> celebrating 40 years of journalistic excellence, live from our nation's capital this is "washington week with gwen ifill." produced in association with national journal. corporate funding for "washington week" is provided by -- >> we know why we'
obama is on his way to afford to participate in a memorial for the shooting victims there. disturbing new details emerging about the background of the suspects, including electronic communications with a radical muslim cleric in yemen. officials confirmed that major hasan 10 cents or 20 e-mails -- hasan sent 10 or 20 e-mails. they conducted an assessment of hasan but decided he did not pose a threat. the imam is used his website to encourage muslims and on the world. major hasan is recovering from his wounds. he is said to be talking to his doctors and his lawyer. we are learning this morning he will be tried in a military court. let's get to rick, who is on hand for the memorial service there. >> the service is to begin three hours from now. you might be able to see a crowd of media behind me waiting to be screened to get inside. the service described to us as being a traditional memorial service. it will feature an invitation from the chapel and remarks from the base commander, from the army chief of staff, and also president obama. it will, of course, honor the 13 who were killed -
>> decision time for afghanistan. president obama announces his plan tuesday. we'll get a preview from two top senators, jon kyl, the number two republican, and evan bayh, a democrat on the armed services committee. then a debate over health care reform and more with two political heavyweights, former presidential candidates republican mike huckabee and democrat howard dean. plus, they walk the line. meeting the president, vice president and other dignitaries at the white house state dinner. how did they give the slip to the secret service and why? our sunday panel discusses the story everyone's talking about. and our power player of the week, celebrating a century of caring for the nation's wounded warriors. all right now on "fox news sunday." and hello again from fox news in washington. tuesday night president obama lays out his new military strategy for afghanistan. joining us now two senators who support the president will need. from arizona, jon kyl, the senate's number two republican, and evan bayh. president obama will announce his plan tuesday night in a speech to the nation from west
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for the loss is barack obama. despite supporting gay-rights, he refused to give his opinion before election day and that is not sitting well with the leader of a group called "freedom to marry." subtle statements from the white house are not enough. don't worry, this week is almost over. next wednesday, americans will honor the selfless men and women that have risked their lives to keep this country safe parent of the incident at fort hood reminds us how lucky we are to hold them. apple bebee's offering a free ml to all veterans and all active- duty military. they are invited to come by one of their 2000 restaurants nationwide and they will be able to choose from six of their signature dishes. for complete details, you can go to their website. i want to congratulate them for taking the time and being generous to offer america's soldiers. that is a news. coming up, daniel hammond joins me to weigh in on what of the copenhagen conference could mean. are we about to give up our sovereignty? [ dog ] i am beautiful... on the inside. my inner-workings a work of art. a digestive tract that should be b
to blame for the loss is barack obama. despite supporting gay-rights, he refused to give his opinion before election day and that is not sitting well with the leader of a group called "freedom to marry." subtle statements from the white house are not enough. don't worry, this week is almost over. next wednesday, americans will honor the selfless men and women that have risked their lives to keep this country safe parent of the incident at fort hood reminds us how lucky we are to hold them. apple bebee's offering a free ml to all veterans and all active- duty military. they are invited to come by one of their 2000 restaurants nationwide and they will be able to choose from six of their signature dishes. for complete details, you can go to their website. i want to congratulate them for taking the time and being generous to offer america's soldiers. that is a news. coming up, daniel hammond joins me to weigh in on what of the copenhagen - hi, i'm halle berry, and as a new mom, i can tell you that childhood is a magical time. but for children with diabetes, life is not quite so carefree. the ba
president obama's asia trip, and jeffrey brown assesses the eight-day, four-nation tour. judy woodruff updates the fort hood massacre as defense secretary gates calls for a military-wide review. >> it's really focussed more on where we are today and looking ahead, what can we do to prevent something like this from happening again. >> lehrer: and at the end of the program, jeffrey brown comes back with a profile of a chinese american pipa player. >> i'm in new york's chinatown where we'll talk to a musician finding a new place in the modern world for an ancient instrument. major funding for the newshour with jim lehrer is provided by: >> what the world needs now is energy. the energy to get the economy humming again. the energy to tackle challenges like climate change. what if that energy came from an energy company? everyday, chevron invests $62 million in people, in ideas-- seeking, teaching, building. fueling growth around the world to move us all ahead. this is the power of human energy. chevron. monsanto. producing more. conserving more. improving farmers' lives. that's sustainable
. lessons from the fort hood massacre and the obama administration says sends the mastermind of 9/11 in believe it or not a criminal court. healthcare reform and the abortion uproar. is the stupak amendment a victory? and bail-outs for newspapers. why your favorite daily may soon get a helping hand from the government. ♪ ♪ >> paul: welcome to the "the journal editorial report." i'm paul gigot. military prosecutors announce late this week that they will charge fort hood shooting suspect major nidal hasan with 13 counts of premeditated murder. the charges come as investigators try to piece together the circumstances surrounding the massacre at the texas military base. and whether key warning signs were ignored. including e-mail exchanges between hasan and a radical cleric in yemen who knew three of the september 11 hijackers and who advocated jihad against the united states. and in a stunning change in the legal war on terror, the obama administration announced that it will try the mastermind of 9/11, khalid sheikh mohammed and four other enemy combatants at guantanamo in crimin
. at the white house this morning, president obama said the entire nation is grieving. >> so from now until veterans day, i've ordered the flags at the white house and other federal buildings to be flown at half-staff. this is a modest tribute to those who lost their lives even as many were preparing to risk their lives for their country. >> reporter: aides said the president will attend a memorial service at fort hood. in the meantime, the victims were remembered on the house floor today. >> our entire country mourns the losses of those who passed and were killed and are praying for them at this very, very sad time. >> reporter: and flags were lowered at the white house, capitol, and around washington, as well as in killeen and at fort hood. >> woodward: much more also emerged today on the accused gunman, major nidal malik hasan, a native of the washington, d.c., area. ray suarez reports on that part of the story. >> reporter: this mosque in silver spring, maryland, was hasan's spiritual home, in the region where he spent much of his young professional life. dr. asif qadir works at a medic
that they will have the 218 votes needed for passage by saturday. nevertheless, president obama plans a rare visit to the house senate for last-minute lobbying. >>> in a move expected to complicate a frajic mideast peace please, mahmoud abbas says he will not seek reelection. while he says his mind is made up, some see it as a tactical ploy. >>> now here's a look at some other stories making news "early today" in america. >>> a natural gas pipeline exploded in texas, sending flames shooting high into the sky there. the inferno burned so hot, in fact, it melted the blinds on nearby buildings and destroyed one house. three people were treated for injuries. it took fire crews over four hours to control that blaze. >>> in miami, a coast guard cutter pulled into port with nine tons of cocaine worth a staggering $127 million. all 191 bales of that drug were captured over the last movement they came from four smuggling bus. >>> a chicago family was home when a chunk of ice fell from the sky crashing right through their roof. the mystery projectile shook the house, shattered ice all over the lawn. investi
on westlake drve. >>> president obama is winding down his trip to asia. he has met with chinese president hu for wide ranging talks. yunji de nies has the latest from beijing. >> president obama played torras today, taking in some of the signatures sites. they spent hours of closed door talks with communist leaders, including five hours with president hu. >> a strong dialogue is important for the well-being of our nations but also of the world. >> much of the discussion has centered on the economy. china is america's biggest creditor. >> china's partnership has proved critical in our effort to pull ourselves out of the worst recession in a generation. >> it is not just finance. the continued to work together on climate change and the north korean nuclear issue. they have significant disagreements, most notably on civil rights. the president urged them to continue talks and that only minorities preserve financial freedom. >> we think they are universal rights and they should be available to all peoples, to all ethnic and religious minorities. >> mr. obama but is the first american president t
. and there is some relief,ñr though, and president obama is set to sign legislation approved by congress to help with unemployment aid. >>> and let's look outside. a beautiful day with blue skies. it's chilly. but tom says it will warm up aç little bit, right? >> yeah, not much. we don't have much of a warmup. we are right around 50. it will warm up a couple more degrees as we get into the afternoon hours. the big story is the winds. they have really increased dramatically this morning. we will take a look outside and see the camera bouncing around in the wind that continues to gust up to around 30 miles per hour. and these are the temperatures right now, and we're in the upper 40s, and it's 48 in washington, mid-40s and further west 40s. the gusts have been around 25 miles per hour to 30 miles per hour this morning. and we will have the wind with us into perhaps the late afternoon hours, and then the big story overnight is as the winds calm down under a car sky, we will have a freeze, and right here in washington, and this would be earlier than average, perhaps even in prince georges ç,áu+k
crucial red flags in the case of suspected fort hood shooter nidal hasan. and the -- and is the obama administration holding become key information? joining us live, michigan congressman pete heokstra, the ranking member on the house intelligence committee. good morning, sir. >> good morning. steve: i heard you say a couple of days ago that the -- essentially the government was withholding information from you. you're on a key committee. have they loosened up a bit now? >> they have. i asked for a briefing over the weekend. the intelligence community or the white house refused to give us that briefing. i didn't consider that an option for them. their requirement is to keep us fully and timely informed. they didn't do that. they finally opened up. i think things are better now. i'm hoping we're going to get all the information and transparency that we need to fully get to the bottom of what happened at fort hood. steve: you know, it looks like now somebody, perhaps at the f.b.i., should have been connecting some dots. we know back in december of last year, apparently, this hasan charac
obama will announce his plan tuesday night in a speech to the nation from west point, senator kyl, what will you be listening for. >> what do you want to hear in the president's speech? >> divide it into two pieces, first of all, the details, will he follow the recommendations of general petraeus and mcchrystal in moving at least 40,000 troops into the area, as quickly as possible. and, the other two key elements, the political and the economic elements, of counterinsurgency. but, in a broader way, the second part of this i'll be looking for is as follows: let's don't have talk of a phased deployment. we'll send a few troops immediately and then see what happens, see how it plays out, maybe send some more. that is kind of reminiscent of vietnam and the escalation that slow escalation did not work there. you need to put in everybody you can as quickly as you can and deliver a knockout punch, to the enemy. secondly, talk of an exit strategy is exactly the wrong way to go. and i hear that in the media. i certainly hope the president doesn't do that. because all that does is signal to the e
the entire bill. and they had been very supportive of president obama so if you've got these abortion rights groups who are opposed to the bill, that is not good for the president and that's why he went on tv last night to say just that. gretchen: exactly. and during our political panel we had a strategist who said to me off camera that if this stays the way it is, she will not be a democrat anymore. so it's going as far as that, that they are going to oppose the way the current bill reads. brian: i'm wondering tactically if nancy pelosi is firmly pro-choice and she's the one who put this pro in, does she think with a wink and a nod she knows it's going to go bye-bye and that's why she's telling her colleagues to vet yes to begin with? gretchen: that would be a lot of political maneuvering. steve: that's washington. brian: it's going to alienate half of congress. gretchen: there's a tropical storm, ida, dumping heavy rain on the gulf coast. four states, though, still deklaverring a state of emergency. one of them is florida. that's where we find crai boswen fort walton beach. >> good morning
congressmen. he has stated publicly that he believes it is a clear act of terrorism. president obama and the first lady are expected to be among thousands in fort hood. we are awaiting the white house departure to texas. you will see live coverage this afternoon on the fox news channel of the president's trip. patti ann: now to the battle over health-care reform. democrats raising alarms over the cost of the bill moving through congress. the senate is under pressure now from the president to follow the house and pass overhaul legislation that could cost trillions. "the new york times" is reporting that moderate democrats are worried that the current proposal will not keep the president's promise to rein in health-care spending. stu varney joins us. 39 house democrats voted against the health care overhaul. "the new york times" is reporting that democratic senators are also getting squeamish. they're not convinced the bill will pay for itself. >> "the new york times" front page says some democrats are in trouble because they fear it will not deal with runaway health-care costs. the pr
is less riable in women under 50, which leads to a higher number of false positives. >>> president obama continues his trip to china today. focusing on the economy and security issues in his meeting with chinese leaders. brooke hart has the latest. >> good morning. a lot of talk of cooperation this morning in china. and president obama pledged that spending habits in washington will change. from his arrival in beijing's great hall of the people, to the ceremony inside, it was a stage managed welcome for president obama. every detail preset before a series of meetings between the two arguably most influential world leaders. >> the american people are interested in stronger relations with the people of china. >> reporter: looking to reassure america's biggest creditor, president obama pledged tighter budgeting in the u.s. >> a strategy where america saves more, spends less, reduces ng-term debt, and where china makes adjustments across a broad range of policies. >> reporter: the president provided china to take a tougher line toward iran and north korea a tough sell to pyongyang's neighbor
and tough decisions about war in afghanistan. president obama participates this morning and meets with his national security team to discuss troop deployment in afghanistan. >> reporter: good morning, michelle. there is speculation that the president has already made up his mind about a possible troop surge. but the white house says the debate is not over yet. on this veterans day, president obama will sit down again with his national security team to discuss a revamped strategy in afghanistan. the cost of war will be fresh on his mind. after returning from a somber ft. hood memorial. >> these are trying times for our country. in afghanistan, and pakistan, the same extremists who killed nearly 3,000 americans continue to endanger america. >> reporter: there are four final options on the table, each scenario includes a different goal that requires a different level of forces. the options range from as little as 20,000 to roughly 40,000 additional troops, which is what the top commander in the region general stanley mcchrystal wants. the white house denies a cbs news report that the presiden
. we know that earlier today, president obama and forceless michelle obama went to fort hood. -- and first lady michelle obama went to fort hood. your thoughts? >> first of all, the president should go to fort hood. these are his troops. these are our troops. they were killed by a man who went off of the edge. it was a terrorist act. whether the individual himself was a terrorist, we do not know, but it was a terrorist act. it created terror. there was obviously something going on in his mind that comported with what was going on in his mind, and that triggered him. it was going on in his mind for awhile. he had not wanted to go to war against his compatriots in many ways, so he took out as much of america and the american war machine in his mind that he could. the problem is he killed innocent people, as terrorists do. it was indiscriminate. and so, i am proud the president went down to fort hood, and i appreciate him going. these are his troops that were killed and wounded, and they are america's friends, and we love them, and we appreciate them and their sacrifice, and we
washington. >> president obama says the fbi, the pentagon, and department of a homeland security are involved in the case. >> it is difficult enough when we lose these brave americans in battles overseas. it is horrifying that they should come under fire at an army base on american soil. >> president obama calling the deadly attack at fort hood tragic and horrifying outburst of violence. a moment of silence on the house floor to recognize the victims. the main suspect at the center of the incident, 39 year-old majeure nidal malik hasan, reportedly said to report to the middle east. his family said it was modified to return and issued a statement about the rampage, saying, "we are shocked and saddened by the terrible event. fees and the families of the victims are heartfelt sympathies." the man came to law enforcement officials' attention after these postings on line six months ago, commandicomparing suicide bombeo soldiers. he spent most of his career as a psychiatrist at walter reed. his old neighbors are shocked by the tragedy. >> you think somebody is really nice. i don't know what led him
u.s. and in something of a surprise, president obama made a direct challenge on behalf of the dalai lama, whose struggles against repression by beijing. >> while we recognize tibet is part of the people's republic of china, the united states supports the early resumption of dialogue bween the chinese government and representatives of the dalai lama. >> reporter: in a candor that has not always mark ed relation, both presidents admitted they will sometimes disagree. ann compton, abc news with the president in beijing. >>> the army plans to launch its own investigation into whether red flags about major nidal hasan were ignored before the ft. hood shootings. the "wall street journal" reports the probe will look at the six years hasan spent at walter reed medil center. investigators say in the days before the shooting hasan practiced shooting more than 200 rounds at a firing range near ft. hood. >> he seemed like he was new at it. what some of the basic concepts down but hadn't been doing it for a very long time. >> this is the final hurrah for him. he knows he's going to die or he hop
ahead. >> thank you, bob. on this veterans day, president obama is considering his options when it comes to how the u.s. should go forward in afghanistan. after promising today noto let our country's military down, he may decide to send a lot more u.s. troops there, but not as many as the generals in afghanistan want. steve handelsman is on capitol hill with the latest. >> reporter: thanks. ev the new so-called middle ground plans would send more young americans into the ever more dangerous battle in afghanistan. that's clearly weighing on the commander in chief. in an unscheduled veterans day visit, president obama spent time among the graves at arlington national cemetery. specifically in a section set aside for the fallen from iraq and from afghanistan, where mr. obama's considering sending more u.s. troops. a wrenching decision. >> as long as i am commander in chief, america is going to do right by them. >> reporter: a former defense secretary urged the president to hurry. >> what is important he make a decision and make it reasonably soon. you've got young men and women out there ca
obama who was briefed by robert gates. >> it's difficult enough when we lose these brave americans in battles overseas. it is horrifying that they should come under fire at an army base on american soil. >> mr. obama asked all americans to keep the victims and their families in their prayers. >>> just before 6:00, the house of representatives held a moment of silence. lawmakers took a break to pray for their family members. >>> muslim leaders came out to condemn the attacks and urge the public not to respond to the violence or harassment. representatives from the islamic relations offered prayers and condolences for those involved in the tragedy. they expressed their concern about retaliation. some said they ar already getting hate calls and e-mails. >> all of those who intend to cause any harm would think about that. there are families who are suffering and mourning today. let's show a sense of compassion and let's not take violence on innocent people who have nothi to do with the death. >> reporter: the suspects motives have not been confirmed by authorities. our coverage of the
but there is no time. i basically believe that the americans especially the obama administration must have a first-class exit strategy from afghanistan. within two minutes, i will make five points. >> how about we give you one minute and you may two. -- poitns? >> please do not send your armies in installments. please send at least100,000 immediately into afghanistan. >> that is not going to happen. >> the next point is, once you said that number, then tell the karzai government that on december 31, 2010, you will recall -- withdraw all of your soldiers from afghanistan and they have to fight their own war. how you do it? unless you raise an army of half a million afghanistan soldiers. [unintelligible] not a single young boy it will remain unemployed and will not be preyed on by the smugglers, the taliban. you need to create political parties in afghanistan. indiana can help a lot. -- india can help a lot. now you are moving in the right direction in india, play a major role in afghanistan for the exit of the nato forces. thank you. >> this gentleman here. >> i am from voice of america. first of a
, including a psychiatry exam and a rubberstamp with hasan's name on it. jane: president obama is headed to alaska out for a rally with troops in anchorage before heading to japan. 502,000 new unemployment claims were filed for the first week of this month, and the president announced that he will be holding a job summit at the white house. take a listen. >> we will gather small-business owners, ceo's, representatives from labor unions and nonprofit groups, to talk about how we can work together to create jobs and get this economy moving again. jane: jenna, where are we as far as unemployment and where we need to be? >> layoffs have slowed down, but hiring has not picked up. although we saw the number of first-time unemployment filings drop to just above 500,000, the four-week moving average is 520,000, and we need at more -- we need more and more unemployment filings reduced during each week to get the number down. that is one trend we're seeing. we are also seeing more americans filing for unemployment, fewer americans collecting benefits. what that means is that you have more people l
went to the shooting range. jeremy and vinita? >>> president obama's popularity has real staying power. according to an abc news poll released this morning. 56% of americans approved of mr. obama's job performance. 42% disapproved. half said they trusted the president on health care reform. 37% trusted the republicans. the president got better marks on the economy. 52% say they backed president obama versus 37% who thought the gop was doing a better job. >>> but the president's mind is on international affairs during his state visit to china today. after meeting with the chinese president in beijing this morning the president says both countries are looking for a comprehensive deal on climate change. the president also says china has helped the u.s. pull out of the worst recession in a generation. >>> the white house has set a date for its promised job summit. on thursday, december 3rd, economists, business owners and executives will be invited to the forum to share their ideas on how toate the next day president obama kicks off a sof vo communities hard hit by unemployment. to look fo
going through the house. >> what is interesting, president obama came out and trumpeted the endorsement from the american medical association. i have them on board . doctors believe in them and today, they are going to be meeting in houston, no. our board of trustees voted and they may vote to retract it if that is the right word. for a saturday, there is so much going on in capitol hill and around the country about all of this health care reform. >> later in the show, we walk you through . point by point, and you lead up to 6 o'clock or 8:00 p.m. tonight there. is a lot of drama . first the headlines. >> i do want to tell you what is happening at this hour. there is another deadly shooting to tell you about this morning, 40 year old man accused of going on a shooting rampage at his woformer workplace. jason rodriguez blamed the engineer firm accusing them of hindering the unemployment benefits. rodriguez entered the building and killing a 26 year old. five others were wounded. his former mother-in-law told fox exclusively that he had a history of mental illness. >> i am thankful they h
're going to tell you why. brian: and president obama gave us the $787 billion stimulus package so what do we have to show for it? the government tells us where the money went. this is "fox & friends" and we showed up here. [captioning made possible by fox news channel] captioned by the national captioning institute -- -- gretchen: we unfortunately have not such great news as the fox news alert this morning. if you were tuned in yesterday, you saw that that horrible situation was happening at ford hood and brand new information now about the army psychiatrist accused. shooting 43 people, leaving 13 of them dead at for the foort h -- fort hood texas. our molly hennenberg is live at the pentagon but let's start with chris. chris, you have a tremendous amount of new information. what's the latest? >> we know that 39-year-old hasan is unconscious and in stable condition on a ventilator at a local hospital. authorities are not disclosing his whereabouts at this hour. we also know that unfortunately 13 people have now been confirmed dead. that's up from 12 yesterday, and still 30
for answers. >>> there will be a lot of focus on people he spoke to. >> president obama is asking that americans keep the victims in their prayers. >> it is difficult enough when we lose these brave americans in battles overseas. it is horrifying that they should come under fire at an army base on american soil. >> reporter: back here live in fort hood, texas, federal officials say they have been watching hasan. he was on their radar for at lostic six months because of internet postings that related to things like suicide bombings and there were reports that he felt harassed because of his religion. jennifer davis, fox news. >> thank you. >>> our team coverage of the rampage at fort hood continues to tony who is in now with a check of our local weather. >> good morning. we've got cold conditions around the area this morning again. temperature in the 30s and low 40s. let's start by showing you the current conditions being reported at reagan national airport where it is 4 # degrees. relative humidity, 68%. winds are out of the west at six miles per hour. satellite-radar will show yo
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